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El Encanto

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Carlos said to us, quite humbly, "If you've got questions, I've got answers." He meant it. In minutes just after an amazing meal prepared by his wife and staff he could arrange for horse back riding, a taxi, and tell us where to get cash in a place without banks. El Encanto is set up above the beach enough to...

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Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 20 February 2014

We wandered in without a reservation up the very rocky driveway. El Encanto was very quiet with a constant breeze. The garden, the food, the view of concepcion and the hospitality were great. A nice respite from the noise in the cities. The only downside during our stay was the internet was down, but there was access in many nearby...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 January 2014

We had a great time in el encanto. The location was great, very beautiful with a fantastic vulcano view. The owner Carlos, his daughter and her husband were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. A great place to enjoy the beauty and quietness of island ometepe!

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 25 January 2014

Love ometepe island, everyone (for the most part) has been friendly and helpful! staying here was not the best experience however as there was no 'customer service'. I would recommend staying elsewhere.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 22 May 2013

We could not really find this place at first, locals were very kind to help us. As Carlos (the owner) mentioned several signs were stolen, as it was made of the solid wood. But after all we were REALLY glad we found it - peaceful, quiet place with perfect view, amazing gardens, colorful birds, lovely food and great host. Rooms...

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Wellington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Ometepe is slightly off the beaten track with little (cheap) transport to get around. Booking ahead does seem difficult but we booked and paid for our stay (mid-January 2013) at El Encanto at Tierra Tours in Granada. Presumably this circumvents the owner's preference to accepting an arrival in place of a booking that hasn't arrived yet. I guess he's been...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2013

We booked a private room at this place for myself and my 13 year old daughter, six days prior to our scheduled arrival in January. I did this by a telephone call and also an email. During the telephone call I spoke to the English speaking owner so I know there was no communication problem. He confirmed our reservation and...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 December 2012

We stayed at El Encanto for four nights. The rooms are basic, the cleanliness of the bathroom so-so. But the wonderful garden, the relaxing hammocks and the very friendly and welcoming owner completely make up for this. Having dinner in the open air restaurant while watching Volcán Concepción fade away into darkness, or having breakfast while hummingbirds and butterflies fly...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2012

Firstly, the island: Ometepe is not exactly the easiest of places to get around (be seriously careful with bus times if going down to the South East corner – we had a few issues, to say the least!!) but when you do work out how to get from A to B (if only by foot or a bike) the you...

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 21 November 2012 via mobile

The rooms are very basic, but ok. The price is worth it. Theres a good restaurant but you cant pay with credit card. The host is great and owns a beautiful garden with all kind of flowers and fruits. If you want a tour, just ask him. The variety is much better than anywhere else on the island.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Encanto provides you with comfort and service at an affordable price. Our spacious and pleasantly decorated rooms have private bathrooms, excellent ventilation, quality bedding and screened windows. View of both volcanoes and the lake, five minutes' walk from Playa Santo Domingo and within 6 kilometers of the most visited tourist destinations. The restaurant offers full service with an extensive menu including vegetarian dishes, whole grain bread and delicious coffee. English spoken. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Encanto

Address: Correos de Nicaragua, Moyogalpa | Apdo. No. 06, Santa Cruz, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
El Encanto Hotel Isla De Ometepe
El Encanto Isla De Ometepe
El Encanto Nicaragua/Isla De Ometepe
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“ask for a corner room, unless your budget allows for a cabana”
BVW2014, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The cabins with AC were worth the extra money! Very clean and comfortable!”
DanielleGibs, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Go for the new cabins for total privacy at night and a romantic twist.”
713sidneyi, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“try the bungalows”
31butterfly, 25 Feb 2015 | Read review
“If you have the bucks, upgrade to the new casitas. They look sweet!”
Y1964oung, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
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